Admiral Farragut Academy is committed to attracting diverse, motivated, and talented students of strong character. We believe enrollment should be open to all qualified applicants, not just to those who can pay full tuition. We offer options for families such as merit- and need-based scholarships and payment plan programs.
What We Offer
Scholarships and financial aid awards are limited. We encourage families to begin the process as early as possible. The scholarship amount awarded is not guaranteed and may differ from year to year based on need and availability of funds. Families/students are required to reapply each year.
Florida Resident Scholarships
Families may use one of the scholarships listed below that they may have acquired through the State of Florida.
The NewDay USA Scholarship Program is focused on Gold Star Families, which is reserved for families of military members who have died in the line of duty. Secondary consideration will be to those families whose military members are 100% disabled.
About the nomination process:
The New Day Scholarship selection is competitive and nationwide with an annual deadline of July 1.
Priority consideration of nominated applicants is given to Gold Star families – Children of fallen armed service members killed in action.
Secondary consideration is given to children of Veterans
The child must be entering 8th-11th grade.
Official student academic transcripts are required.
A copy of parent DD214 AND a copy of the Department of Veterans Affairs letter for the service-connected compensation award.
A letter describing the nature of the veteran’s disabilities and describe how combat-related activities led to them.
A copy of the past 2 years of tax returns.
A letter to describe the parents’ current occupation and how much of the household’s income is generated from that.
Student Essay and Personal Statement.
Three letters of recommendation (1 Academic Reference, 1 Community Service Reference, 1 Extra-Curricular Activity)
Please call the Admissions Office 727-384-5504 if you meet the requirements and would like to learn more about the online nomination process for NewDay.
Send a copy of your most recent U.S. Tax Return with W-2 to Admiral Farragut Academy’s Business Office by email to email@example.com. Call 727-384-5503 if you have questions.
Completed files will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis by the beginning of each school year.
Dual-household families may be asked to submit separate applications.
Not available prior to Kindergarten.
Not available for international students.
Not available for mid-year transfers or the second semester.
More About the Process
For domestic families, requests for need-based financial aid are considered only after a student has received a letter of acceptance from our school, signed the contract, paid the deposit, and completed the online financial aid application through SSS. Current Farragut families are given priority consideration for aid and awards are made contingent on good financial standing. Awards are revoked should the account balance not be satisfied by the end of the academic year. Financial aid is distributed at the beginning of each school year. It is not available for mid-year transfers or the second semester.
The award calculated by School & Student Services (SSS) is only a recommendation and does not necessarily represent the amount the family will be awarded. Admiral Farragut Academy’s Financial Aid Committee will discuss and decide on the amount awarded. Please note that it can take four to six weeks for Farragut to receive the recommendation report from SSS. Once a decision is made, the family will be notified by a letter from Farragut with the actual award amount. Due to the continuing increase in financial aid requests the committee’s philosophy is to “spread the funds” and help as many families as possible.
Below are links to lending institutions that offer low-interest student loans. Admiral Farragut Academy receives no considerations (monetary or otherwise) from these or any other lending institutions.
Your Tuition Solution is the education loan families have turned to at over 2,400 private K-12 schools nationwide. Schools choose Your Tuition Solution to provide a full range of convenient and flexible payment options for their families.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is eligibility for aid determined?
Prospective students must complete the admissions process and be offered a letter of acceptance. An enrollment contract and deposit must be completed prior to being considered for financial aid. Financial aid is available starting in Kindergarten to U.S. families only. Financial aid is completely disbursed by the beginning of each new school year.
Like many independent schools, Admiral Farragut uses the services of School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), a third-party administrator, to assist in determining a family’s ability to contribute to educational expenses. Our Financial Aid Committee uses this assessment along with a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and any additional information regarding special circumstances to make financial aid award decisions, taking into consideration our financial aid budget for any given year. As a result, Farragut’s calculated parent contribution may differ from the SSS calculation.
For example, Farragut will consider the potential for income to be earned by an able, non-working parent who does not have children under the age of four at home.
Send a copy your most recent Tax Return with W-2 to Admiral Farragut Academy’s Business Office: 727-384-5503 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed files will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, by the beginning of each new school year.
Please note: Dual-household families may be asked to submit separate applications.
What will happen in future years? What if my finances change?
If there is continuing need, families are required to apply for aid each year their child is enrolled at Admiral Farragut Academy.
Awards may be adjusted if the family’s financial circumstances change.
If we do not apply/qualify for aid this year, can we apply again next year?
Families whose children begin attending Admiral Farragut Academy without financial aid will be given consideration in subsequent years if financial circumstances change dramatically.
Are there any scholarships or financial aid that will cover the full amount of tuition?
No, there is not. All families are expected to contribute towards the cost of tuition. However, our Finance Committee tries to determine an amount that each family is capable of paying after the family completes the Parent Financial Statement.